Letters, Jan. 24, 1944

Haughty, Obviously Idle


An orchid and many thanks for your article on Florida (TIME, Jan. 10). I have just finished reading it, while I . . . wait here in the U.S.O. at Washington's Union Station for a train to get me back to my ship—I hope before she sails without me.

I am already A.O.L. [absent over leave] and no prospects of even getting standing space on the next train. But I am only one of scores of service men & women who have spent the afternoon watching haughty, obviously idle people with train reservations carry expensive luggage and golf...

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